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Top fades, value plays for Celtics vs. Heat Game 5 NBA Showdown

We think Tyler Herro can follow up his Game 5 performance with another strong showing.

Miami Heat guard Andre Iguodala celebrates with guard Tyler Herro after dunking against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of game five in the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat will get a chance to close out their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Boston Celtics in Game 5 on Friday to punch their ticket to the NBA Finals. Both teams have a ton of options on offense, to building Showdown lineups could be difficult. We’ll go over some of the best options to consider on DraftKings here.

Captain’s Pick

Tyler Herro ($11,700/$7,800) was an elite captain’s play in Game 4, as he scored a game-high 37 points to return tremendous value. While a ton of people will probably come back to him expecting another big performance, we think he should continue to be a great option with higher ownership. He’s price has risen, but he still allows you to fit plenty of high-impact players in the flex. His scoring and rebounding off the bench will likely play a pivotal role in Game 5.

Players to fade

Brad Wanamaker ($2,800) stood out as a quality value play before the return of Gordon Hayward, but he’s tallied 14.25 DKFP in his last two games combined. He should give Kemba Walker a breather every now and again, but it’s hard to see him making a significant contribution in a closeout game. Daniel Theis ($5,000) has finished below his season average in DKFP for five straight games. Bam Adebayo ($9,800) has dominated him on the boards with three straight 20-10 games, and he hasn’t been able to stretch the floor much because of Adebayo’s mobility.

Value play

Rotations got weird in Game 5, as Kelly Olynyk didn’t even see the court while Solomon Hill go playing time for the first time in forever. Miami opted to go small and played Andre Iguodala ($3,200) for 27 minutes. Iggy put up 14.5 DKFP and is suited for switching defensively against Boston’s plethora of wings.